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Old 02-20-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Prince William County voted for the illegal immigration program, and that is what they get.

But, aren't you worried about how they are funding it?

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Prince William County basically used it's entire Rainy Day Fund to start up their program ($800,000), with only just a measly $3,000 left.

Rainy Day Funds are usually used for revenue shortfalls, and the county is already down $51 million.

Maybe using the Rainy Day Funds would be more plausible if this was 2004, and revenues were exceeding expectations.

But, now in 2008 with the housing slump (especially in Prince William County), and economic slowdown (possible recession looming)?

It just seems like a recipe for disaster.
Illegals overunning any location is a recipe for disaster. West Alexandria (my location) and Arlandria are ticking time bombs with our screw-up city council voting to make our city a sanctuary city.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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PW would not have to pay for their upkeep.
But, they still would have to pay for locating, holding, and shipping them.

PWC is having economic problems ALREADY.

I just wonder the wisdom of depleting their reserves in a time of economic slow-down.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Illegals overunning any location is a recipe for disaster. West Alexandria (my location) and Arlandria are ticking time bombs with our screw-up city council voting to make our city a sanctuary city.
You know I meant economic disaster. It's fine if the county wants an illegal immigration program, but does the County Board really think it's worth risking setting back real developments needed like roads to ease the horrific traffic in the Prince William? And the hugely significant number of foreclosures happening right now in PWC (one of the highest, if not the highest in the greater DC area)?

If a recession is indeed looming, don't you need as much money as possible in your reserve funds?
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Here
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You know I meant economic disaster. It's fine if the county wants an illegal immigration program, but does the County Board really think it's worth risking setting back real developments needed like roads to ease the horrific traffic in the Prince William? And the hugely significant number of foreclosures happening right now in PWC (one of the highest, if not the highest in the greater DC area)?

If a recession is indeed looming, don't you need as much money as possible in your reserve funds?

The money is spent either A) Getting rid of illegals or B) Supporting the illegals that are already there. If you're spending the money anyway, go with A.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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The money is spent either A) Getting rid of illegals or B) Supporting the illegals that are already there. If you're spending the money anyway, go with A.
You need money to do either. That's the problem.

You can't be like "Yay! We got rid of all our illegals, but I just defaulted on my mortgage."
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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You need money to do either. That's the problem.

You can't be like "Yay! We got rid of all our illegals, but I just defaulted on my mortgage."
If DC, Md and Va had any cojones; all three places would enact laws similar to what we have either here in Az or, better yet, Oklahoma concerning the handling of illegal immigrants.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Illegals overunning any location is a recipe for disaster. West Alexandria (my location) and Arlandria are ticking time bombs with our screw-up city council voting to make our city a sanctuary city.
I agree! Letting illegals suck the life right out of a county is what would be considered the true disaster. You go Prince William!!!!
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